Over 100 Dolphins Die as Amazon Water Temperature Rises to 40 Degrees

More than one hundred dolphins died in Lake Tefe in Brazil as water temperatures crossed 102 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) in some areas, reported CNN.

The death of dolphins due to rising water temperature was reported by Mamiraua Institute, a research institution supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Science.

The drought period and high temperatures in Lake Tefe are suspected to be the reason behind the dolphin deaths.

The extreme weather has led to depleted water levels in the Amazon rainforest.

Experts are trying to relocate surviving dolphins by transferring them from lagoons and ponds to the main Amazon river where the water is cooler, CNN reported further.

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